Adding a Printer Directly to Computer


Information on adding a printer directly connected to a computer.



I have a local printer that only I am going to use. Does IT need to set it up?


  • Windows
  • macOS


WKU ITS only supports local printers that have been approved through the Managed Print Services (MPS) Program. If you would like to submit an exception, please fill out a request by clicking the Request Service button.

ITS only needs to configure networked printers, which are used by multiple people. A local printer connects directly to a computer and is used only by the person at that computer. To install an approved local printer, use the following steps:

  1. Use a USB cable to connect the printer to the computer.
  2. The computer should automatically detect the printer and add it.
  3. If the printer came with software, you can insert the disc or thumb drive to install it.



Article ID: 1863
Fri 10/23/15 9:58 AM
Mon 11/13/23 10:42 AM

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